Hezbollah knows, and so do we, that it has a “veto” right, represented by “its armed force”. We should also be aware of why the party has always insisted on giving this armed force its constitutional legitimacy, through the triad of “the army, the people and the resistance”.
In great awe, we watched their leaked pictures after the meeting, which took place on the quiet away from the media. It was as if we just found out that Fairouz was real, that she has a house, a laugh and that her door was open… but not for us.
The step UAE took towards normalizing relationships with Israel paved the way to a new stage in Arab-Israeli relations, as it placed the Palestinian Cause on the shelf, brushed Arab rights aside, and turned a blind eye to the real face of Israel as a colonial, settler, racist, and religious state in the Arab world.
It seems that the president, who has always publicly hurled swear words around, has changed his mind and does not appreciate insults anymore. As he grew older and became the president, he became more “decent” as well, and now General Michel Aoun cannot stand any criticism, nor annoying questions.
Lebanon is at a truly pivotal moment, and its existence is at stake. In this critical moment, Saad Hariri, Najib Mikati, Fouad Siniora, and Tammam Salam have decided that an undistinguished man, whose biography has been stained with many flaws, shall shoulder this enormous responsibility.
The press is being humiliated every day while simply performing its duties. So, confrontation is required, and the values that the profession is supposed to emanate from, are today within the reach of media mercenaries…
It is only a matter of time. In days, or maybe weeks, the Lebanese state’s failure to subsidize raw materials like fuel, wheat, and medicine will be announced. There won’t be any loud explosions, but it will be another time bomb that will destroy whatever had survived the crime at the port.